cacique

Definitions:

  • An Indian chief, especially in the Spanish West Indies and other parts of Latin America during colonial and postcolonial times.
  • A local political boss in Spain or Latin America.
  • The title of native princes or head chiefs of Hayti, Cuba, Peru, Mexico, and other regions of America, who were found reigning there when these countries were discovered by the Spaniards. Also applied to the chiefs of independent tribes of Indians in modern times.
  • In the Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina, 1669, a dignitary of the next rank to the landgraves. There were to be two in each county.
  • A bird of the genus <em>Cacicus</em> (which see).
  • Also written <em>cassique, cazique, cazic.</em>
  • See Cazique.
  • Originally a <xref>tribal</xref> <xref>chief</xref> in the <xref>Spanish</xref> <xref>West Indies</xref>.
  • A <xref>local</xref> <xref>political</xref> <xref>leader</xref> in <xref>Latin America</xref>.
  • Any of a number of <xref>tropical</xref> <xref>blackbirds</xref> from <xref>Central America</xref> and <xref>South America</xref>, family <xref>Icteridae</xref>.
  • black-and-red or black-and-yellow orioles of the American tropics
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